Lucy Breeden Watercolor Workshop at the Whittier Art Gallery

by Robin Schroeder 25. November 2012 19:25
Watercolor batik on rice paper
Workshop given by Lucy Breeden at the Whittier Art Gallery downstairs studio
Dates: Wed, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 30
3 hours each day
Cost: $75 for both days
Call or visit the Gallery to register and pre-pay
Email Lucy for more info:

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The Exhibitionists Present an Exhibition at the Whittier Art Gallery

by Robin Schroeder 12. October 2012 06:45
"The Exhibitionists" Present an Exhibition

J. Kelly
D. Larson
F. Van Suchtelen
L. Hall
S. Jameson
J. Libolt
J. Jansen

Whittier Art Gallery
October 17-28, 2012
Reception: Saturday, Oct 20, 3-6pm

The Exhibitionists
The Exhibitionists

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Show Announcements Welcomes JoAnna Abrahamian!

by Robin Schroeder 22. August 2012 17:04 Proudly Welcomes JoAnna Abrahamian!
JoAnna and PunkinJoanna is an accomplished artist working in colored pencil, graphite and watercolor. She specializes in botanical illustration and will soon be featuring animal portraits. JoAnna was born and raised in Whittier and worked for many years in the conservation and restoration of textiles. She has been concentrating on her artwork for the last 14 years, starting with watercolor and then moving to colored pencil and graphite. For More Information, visit JoAnna Abrahamian's site in

Mr. Snickers, Animal Portrait, Graphite Pumpkins, Watercolor Amaryllis Lifecycle, Botanical Illustration, Colored Pencil

Visit JoAnna Abrahamian's site in

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New Paintings by Marty Wilson!

by Robin Schroeder 12. July 2012 18:02

Wonderful new watercolor pieces by Marty Wilson!
In the artist's own words:
'The Joshua Tree National Park has become a favorite place to visit. The Joshua trees are rather bizarre and each one tells a different story, sometimes having multiple branches and sometimes only one. '
Joshua Tree Vista Sunset in the Tropics

For More Information, visit Marty Wilson's Page in

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Workshops at the Whittier Art Gallery with Lucy Breeden

by Robin Schroeder 6. July 2012 04:27
Workshops In Watercolor Batik
Learn to paint beautiful batik watercolors on rice paper!
Lucy Breeden will be presenting 4-hour workshops at the Gallery during August.
Exact dates and times to be announced, based on student preferences. Registration at the Gallery and pre-payment are required. The cost per student is: $50: one 4-hour workshop; $75: two 4-hour workshops.
Returning students receive a $10 discount! Some materials will be provided, including wax and rice paper, but students will need to bring their own watercolor paints and brushes. A supplies list will be available at the Gallery or by email after July 11. For more information please email if you are interested, or call 562 693-8816 after July 11.

Watercolor: Loosen Up Your Painting With Lucy
Are your watercolor paintings too small, too precise, too tight? Work on loosening them up with artist Lucy Breeden. She is offering 3 a class of 3 sessions, 3 hours each day, in August. Exact times and dates to be determined, based on student preferences. Registration at the Gallery and pre-payment are required. The cost per student is $75 for all 3 days. Have fun using different approaches to making your work bolder, bigger, and more beautiful! Students will need to bring their own watercolor paints and brushes. A supplies list will be available at the Gallery or by email after July 11. For more information please email if you are interested, or call 562 693-8816 after July 11.

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Art Workshops May Montage is coming to the Whittier Art Gallery!

by Robin Schroeder 29. March 2012 14:42 is proud to announce our fourth annual show at the Whittier Art Gallery:
May Montage
Show Runs: May 2 - June 3, 2012
Reception: May 5, 2012, 4:30-7:30pm
Silent Auction with proceeds benefiting the Whittier Art Gallery

The Whittier Art Gallery is located on the corner of Mooreland Ave. and Painter Ave. just south of La Cuarta St. in Uptown Whittier. 8035 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90602 (562) 698-8710 Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

Participating Artists (media):
Sue Helms (mosaic)
Jeanette Kelly (fiber and assemblage)
Marty Wilson (watercolor)
Holly Overin (oil)
Lisa Keffer-Ruiz (mixed media and jewelry)
Luis Vega (mixed media)
Jay Gould (oil)
Pat Brown (ceramics)
Donna Larson (watercolor)
Vicki Schramm (acrylic)
Wendy Casalicchio (jewelry, mixed media)

Life Drawing Friday, March 9th at the Whittier Art Gallery

by Robin Schroeder 6. March 2012 19:49
This Friday improve your life drawing skills at the Whittier Art Gallery from 7-10pm!
This event is held once a month, on the first Friday of each month. The fee is $20 and a live model will pose for the group each month.

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Coming in May 2012: May Montage

by Robin Schroeder 5. March 2012 20:12
Our artists are busily working on their artwork for our Fourth Annual show at the Whittier Art Gallery! May Montage
Show Dates: May 2 - June 3, 2012
Reception: May 5, 2012, 4:30-7:30pm
Mark Your Calendars!
More Details to Follow...

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2012 Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts

by Robin Schroeder 8. February 2012 19:09

Join us for the 52nd Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts
February 24-26, 2012
Hillcrest Congregational Church in La Habra Heights, California

Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts

The Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, one of the premier juried art shows in the West, is excited to announce The Pop Folk Art Quartet as the Featured Artists for the 52nd Annual Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 24, 25 & 26, 2012. As always, it is free admission and free parking for all attendees. The festival has an extensive variety of art available for purchase at a wide range of prices: watercolor and oil paintings, unique jewelry, ceramics, acrylics, pottery, hand-woven clothing, photography, stained and fused glass, metal and wire sculpture, woodworking, and a great selection of handcrafted gifts in the Arts & Crafts Boutique. There will be many artists demonstrating their skills throughout the weekend. Children can participate in the free art workshops on Saturday and Sunday, where they can make their own creations. Festival attendees can browse, shop, enjoy musical entertainment, and eat at the Starving Artist Café, catered by Laura’s Café & Bakery. The Pop Folk Art Quartet, consisting of Annette Atwood, Joel Nakamura and Artist Sisters CJ and Miss Mindy, will be the Featured Artists for the 2012 Festival.

ANNETTE ATWOOD, a resident of Whittier, is a renowned ceramic artist whose work has been called whimsical and joyous. Her ceramics are brightly glazed and often center around family, life and her faith. She enjoys working in the community using art as a vehicle for healing or celebration; she was involved in several community art projects including the Patricia L. Schiefly Breast Cancer Support Group’s Words of Hope and Whittier Christian High School’s 50-Year Commemorative Tile Panels. She has also created popular hand-carved garden folk art that is featured in many unique shops and was the head designer of a hand-painted children’s clothing manufacturer.

JOEL NAKAMURA is known for his truly unique style: a blend of folk art and sophisticated iconography rendered in a neo-primitive technique. His art portrays humanity in primal, edgy hues which has captured the attention of many private and corporate collections. Splitting his time between commercial and fine art projects, he has created many commissions that reflect his knowledge of tribal art and mythology. His paintings have enlivened the pages of many books and publications, including the opening and closing ceremonies’ programs for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Proud recipient of over 200 awards of excellence, he resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

ARTIST SISTERS CJ & MISS MINDY were born into a family of artists and designers, and they often work collaboratively on projects and art shows. Most recently the two sisters released a children’s book set with Baby Tattoo Books Publishing. CJ (Candace Metzger) is a painter, illustrator, graphic designer and writer working in Los Angeles. Blending surreal and whimsical imagery, and using acrylics, collage, mixed media and digital methods, her narrative work reveals sweet, wondrous and sometimes somber stories of humans and their relationships with animals and the natural environment. Combining forces with her sister, she has enjoys bringing their often described pop- surrealism or urban folk art to the public eye. Miss Mindy (Melinda Allen) lives and works out of her home studio in Eagle Rock. Her works consist mainly of woodcut paintings, mixed media shadow boxes, and fluid ink drawings and sketches. She loves to explore mood, expressions and bizarre humor. Describing her work as “cartoon folk art”, she blends her animation background with an original style to tell stories of girls and imps, fairies and troublemakers in precarious and humorous circumstances, mishaps and shenanigans.

The festival attracts art aficionados young and old from all over California. Each year many new artists, as well as long-time favorites, are chosen to participate.

Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday, 11:30 am to 5:00 pm Sunday.
And remember - admission and parking are free!
The festival is hosted by Hillcrest Congregational Church, and is located near the border of Whittier and La Habra Heights at 2000 West Road in La Habra Heights.
For more information call (562) 947-3755 or visit


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The Spirit of Art at the Whittier Art Gallery in February 2012

by Robin Schroeder 2. February 2012 19:37
In February, The Whittier Art Gallery is proud to present The Spirit of Art, a group of award winning artists from around the globe. This impressive collection of works created by renowned artists, whose lives and mediums vary, come together to present this eclectic and inspirational exhibit.
Show Runs: February 1-26, 2012
Reception: Saturday, February 4, 2012, 5-8pm
Featured Artists Include: Lalo Garcia, Marie Huizar, Crystal Maes, Lix Mario, Katie Novela, Guillermo Rodriguez, and Eduardo Suastegui

Feb 2012 Spirit of Art Show
Visit The Spirit of Art Website

The Whittier Art Gallery
8035 Painter Ave
Whittier, CA 90602-2508
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